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Washington Post: Online Crime Report Raises Privacy Concerns

“Civil liberties activists said yesterday that a new report
from a presidential panel on dealing with online crime contains
proposals that could lead to privacy restrictions and expanded
police powers.”

“Policing the freewheeling Internet has become an intensely
contentious issue for the Clinton administration, which has sought
to balance the needs of law enforcement with worries by civil
liberties groups and the Internet business community that a heavy
governmental hand will crush the fragile “new economy.”

“The report–“The Electronic Frontier: The Challenge of Unlawful
Conduct on the Internet”–is to be officially released today by
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.”


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